April 2023

News from London - April 2023

For many UK-based Kiwis, the Te Papa Foundation provides a bridge back home. Recently, a group of UK Foundation Circle members met up with Te Papa Curator of Historical New Zealand Art, Dr Rebecca Rice during her visit to London.

The sweeping views of London at the 12th Knot, a rooftop bar at the Sea Containers Hotel on the Southbank were a great backdrop to some lively conversation about Te Papa and the related UK Foundation Circle activities. Dr Rice gave an update on a major Te Papa Press book due for publication in October: Te Ata o Tū: New Zealand Wars. This project is of particular interest to the UK Foundation Circle, as they have provided generous funding to send a copy of this book to every high school in New Zealand following its publication.

This event marked Louise Parkin’s last as our London-based associate. The Foundation trustees wish to thank Louise for all the excellent work she’s done to maintain and build the UK Foundation Circle over the last four years.

We are pleased to share with you the news that Caroline Totterdill will be taking the reins from Louise and leading our work in the UK going forward. NZ-born and Oxford-educated, Caroline has a wealth of experience in philanthropy across health and education for organisations including the University of York and the British Heart Foundation.

If you have friends or family in London who may be interested in joining the UK Foundation Circle, have them reach out to Caroline directly.

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